How a rider fuels for a training ride can be just as important as the ride itself, and through Today’s Plan’s bespoke data analytics programme Team Sky’s coaches are able to guide the riders on what they should eat before, during and after a training ride.
As well as receiving that guidance through the Today’s Plan app, a rider can keep a record of everything they eat and drink during a ride, allowing the team’s performance staff to monitor the effect of that day’s fuel on the training performance.
James Morton, Team Sky’s Head of Nutrition, described Today’s Plan as an ‘essential’ part of helping the team ‘plan, monitor and deliver winning performances’.
He said: “With Today’s Plan, each rider’s training calendar is bespoke to map out of how the rider should fuel and recover. The insights need to be dynamic day-by-day and meal-by-meal according to the goals of the sessions. Today’s Plan also allows each rider to keep a record of all of the fuel and fluid they consumed during their ride. In this way, we can monitor how fuelling status is affecting training adaptation and racing performance and continually refine our nutritional approach to training and racing.
“Today’s Plan has therefore become an essential component of how we plan, monitor and deliver winning performances.”